What to Watch Tonight: The Season Finales of American Horror Story, The X Factor, and Work of Art

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What to watch on Wednesday, December 21...

Strap on those galoshes, because your TV's about to make it rain! (Metaphorically, of course. Actual rain in the living room would be the very worst!)

10pm, FX
American Horror Story
Following up last week's terrific childbirth-themed episode, tonight's season finale, "Afterbirth," deals with Constance's scheme to raise Vivien's baby as her own. Also hopefully there will be some hint at just what or who this show will be even about next season. Because dang!

SEASON FINALE (PT. 1), 8pm, Fox
The X Factor
The X Factor has been more of a solid double than a home run, but that's not to say it didn't bring us some genuinely talented kids. In tonight's performance finale, tune in to see the last efforts of Chris Rene, Melanie Amaro, and Josh Krajcik to secure that $5 million prize.

SEASON 2 FINALE, 9pm, Bravo
Work of Art: The Next Great Artist
Tonight the final three artists present their solo exhibitions in the hopes of winning a $100,000 jackpot. Will it be gallery curator Yung, sketch artist Sara, or frequent crier Kimia? The answer is, as always, we the viewers because this show is great.

HOLIDAY SPECIAL, 8pm, CBS
A Home for the Holidays with Martina McBride
In tonight's 13th annual fundraiser event to raise awareness of adoption, Martina McBride hosts and performs alongside her musical friends Justin Bieber, Mary J. Blige, Gavin DeGraw, and Christina Perri. With a special guest appearance by Denise Richards--What? Is that strange or something? You seem skeptical. I'm telling you, Denise Richards will be appearing and it will be special.

ORIGINAL SPECIAL, 9pm, TLC
This is Justin Bieber
Oh, phew! All day I've been like, "Who or what is Justin Bieber?" Bless you, TLC.

PLUS NEW EPISODES OF...
How the Grinch Stole Christmas, HOLIDAY SPECIAL, 8 p.m., Cartoon Network
Who's Still Standing?, 8 p.m., NBC
A Michael Bubl é Christmas, HOLIDAY SPECIAL, 9 p.m., NBC
Sons of Guns, 9 p.m., Discovery
I Hate My Teenage Daughter, 9:30 p.m., Fox
Hot in Cleveland, 10 p.m., TV Land
Moonshiners, 10 p.m., Discovery
State of Play, 10 p.m., BBC America
The Real World: San Diego, REUNION SPECIAL, 10 p.m., MTV
The Soup, 10 p.m., E!
Toddlers & Tiaras, 10 p.m., TLC
Top Chef: Texas, 10 p.m., Bravo
The Exes, 10:30 p.m., TV Land

LATE-NITE PICKS:
Charles Barkley & Marc Maron on Conan, 11 p.m., TBS
Jason Lee on Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, 12:37 a.m., CBS
Jon Huntsman on Late Show with David Letterman, 11:35 p.m., CBS
Louis CK & Paula Patton on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, 12:35 a.m., NBC
Thomas Haden Church on Tonight Show with Jay Leno, 11:35 p.m., NBC

 

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